Joint team scoop vic­tory

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The com­pos­ite Ash­ford/Thanet youth squad are still on track for suc­cess af­ter record­ing a su­perb vic­tory in the Youth De­vel­op­ment League South­ern Di­vi­sion at the Julie Rose Sta­dium.

The team held off the chal­lenge of main ri­vals Craw­ley and Brighton & Hove with a se­ries of out­stand­ing per­for­mances.

Un­der-15 girl Grace Sul­li­van con­tin­ued her fine progress this sea­son in an Ash­ford dou­ble in the long jump. She achieved a per­sonal best 5.14m to win the A event in style, while team-mate Emilia Isaac claimed B hon­ours with 4.32m.

Sul­li­van was also third in the A 100m, while Isaac was sec­ond in the A 75m hur­dles with the B race won by team-mate Chloe Fo­ord.

Ash­ford also shone in the javelin, the A event claimed by Emily Knights-Toomer with Jaimee-Ann Heyes sec­ond in the B com­pe­ti­tion.

Han­nah Owen was edged out of top hon­ours three times with sec­ond in the A dis­cus, ham­mer and shot but had good back-up with B wins from Chloe Wil­liams and Alice Fox.

There were per­sonal bests from El­lie Atkins and Fo­ord in the 1,500m and cru­cial points picked by Alexan­dra Prick­ett, Am­ber de Moubray, Beatrice Lever and Madi­lyn John­son.

The un­der-13 girls also shone with a fine 800m dou­ble with per­sonal bests by Han­nah Brooks and Faith Cox, the lat­ter clock­ing a stun­ning 2.42.89. Brooks was also third in the B shot with Thanet’s Omega Skeen sec­ond in the A event.

An­other dou­ble came in the high jump won well by Faith Etokowo in a per­sonal best 1.39m, while Thanet’s Leah Hen­niker cleared an­other best of 1.25m for the B vic­tory.

Skeen se­cured good points with a win in the A150m with Ella Hin­dle sec­ond in the B race. Skeen was sec­ond in the B 75m sprint, which also would have brought her vic­tory in the A race.

Jade Cur­tis won the A long jump com­fort­ably with Ella Hin­dle sec­ond in the B jumps in a PB 3.41m. Points were also se­cured by Lau­ren Cham­bers, Alice Bussey and Katy Bur­ton.

A per­sonal best 18.69 throw gave El­lie Rush sec­ond in the A javelin with Emily Giar­dina scor­ing well in the B throws and B hur­dles.

Two per­sonal bests gave the squad max­i­mum points in the un­der-15 boys’ pole vault won by Alex Hardy with a 3m clear­ance.

Leon King took the B hon­ours with 2.20m and Thanet’s Adam Jac­ques and James An­der­son also recorded PBs in a fine dou­ble in the ham­mer. An­der­son also won the A dis­cus and the pair took sec­onds in the A and B javelin, while King won the A high jump with a 1.50m PB, with Jake Tim­mins sec­ond in the B event.

Tim­mins and Oliver Marsh did well in the 80m hur­dles with sec­ond places, Marsh record­ing a best time of 15.85. He was also sec­ond in the 300m B race, with Hardy scor­ing in the A race.

Peter Banks and Thanet’s Phili­pos Sta­ma­tiou scored well in the sprints go­ing close to a dou­ble in the 200m with Banks sec­ond in the A race and his team-mate win­ning the B event.

Banks recorded a PB of 5.10m for third in the A long jump with the B event won by Har­jan Khiara with 4.99m.

Ed Miller had two fine sec­onds in the B shot and dis­cus. Other con­trib­u­tors were El­lis Ben­nett, Ge­orge Maher, Frank Web­ster and Mar­shall Smith.

Jack Seery gained the only un­der-13 win, tak­ing the A 800m. Joe Grif­fiths went close to mak­ing it a dou­ble

Con­sis­tent scor­ing saw a PB in the high jump for Tom Keav­eney and good dis­plays by Harry Pit­man, Con­nor Neal, Lewis God­den, Jake Chap­man, Leon Noelkin and Luke Cressey.

FINE PROGRESS: Grace Sul­li­van

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